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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Cleveland Has Its Own Pickle Festival Coming This Summer

Posted By on Thu, Apr 11, 2019 at 11:52 AM

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It was only a matter of time before Cleveland got its very own pickle festival. We already celebrate all manner of glorious food items, like pizza, tacos, donuts, barbecue and chocolate. Now, come Aug. 24, the first-ever Cleveland Pickle Fest heads to the North Coast Harbor.

From sweet and spicy to dill, all shapes, sizes and flavors of pickled cucumbers are included in this free, family-friendly event. Restaurants from around Cleveland are set to offer up all kinds of pickle-themed dishes. And yes, there will be pickle beer.

Patrons can also take a stab at bobbing for pickles as well as a pickle-eating contest. Parents can get into the spirit too, by dressing their kid up as a tiny gherkin for a judged contest.

Proceeds from the event go to support Greater Cleveland Volunteers. Find out more about all the activities, live music and vendors included in the festival right here.

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